Next Sewing Day

Next Meeting and Sewing Day - Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11 am - 4 pm, Quilt in A Day, San Marcos


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our First Group Activity

Although we have only had two meetings of our guild, I have learned that we have quite a talented group of modern quilters here in San Diego County. Since I was given the task of coming up with a group activity at our first meeting, I thought there is no better way to showcase our sewing skills and big hearts than with a charity quilt. One of our members, Barb, has visited an orphanage in Mexico that she thinks would be the perfect place for our quilt to go, so we will be making it for the children down there. I happened to have a few extra yards of this Kaffe Fasset print in my stash which will be the backing of this quilt and our color palette inspiration...

I wanted to pick a block that was modern, used scraps, and came together quickly, so I chose the wonky star as seen below.


It would be wonderful if we could all make at least one block for this quilt. A scrappy wonky star tutorial can be found here. Instead of the 4 inch blocks in the tutorial, please cut 5 inch blocks for the final block size of 14 inches. Use the Kaffe Kasset print as your color inspiration and have fun! Make one block, two blocks, or no blocks. This is not a requirement, just a group activity to enjoy. If you are new to sewing or don't have a big scrap collection yet, we can work on making these at our future sew in. I hope to see everyone there!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monthly Sewing Day Preferences

We talked at our last meeting about using space up at Quilter's Paradise in Escondido.  I'm working out potential dates and wanted to check if Sundays were okay with everyone?  Please comment here or on our Flickr/Facebook pages.

Stay tuned for our first charity project from Amanda!  It's going to be lots of fun.

~Shanley

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Meeting

Sorry for the late notice on the blog, but the February meeting will be at my place in Carmel Valley today (2/19) at 1pm. Email me for direction: platty82@yahoo.com. Bring something for show-n-tell and some snacks if you wish. I hope to see everyone there!


Also, check out our sweet logo created by our very own Shanley. We are well on our way to becoming a real guild! The code for the button above can be found on her blog at: www.matildapaprika.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-project.html . She also started a Facebook group, so join in on the fun.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Next Meeting - Feb 19th

Our next meeting will be February 19th.  Please let us know where in the county you're coming from and we'll try to pick someplace central.  We won't be able to have a sew-in this month but are still brainstorming ideas.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We are looking for meeting space now!

If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for a meeting space, please contact us.  We are trying to come up with options for a monthly meeting/sew-in.

Thanks!